Fight the stupor: Teen Care takes sobriety to school

A horrible headline but it’s interesting that Hawaii has treatment in every high school:

All public high schools and some middle schools in Hawaii have alcohol and drug treatment programs, and the 2005 Legislature provided $1.8 million to expand services to 21 middle schools on Oahu, four on the Big Island and three in Maui County.

Keith Yamamoto, chief of the state Health Department’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division, said funding for adolescent alcohol and drug treatment programs in schools this fiscal year totals $6.5 million, including the new appropriation. Schools receive $10,000 to $90,000 for the program, depending on their size, he said.